Donor Compliance Advisor (USAID)

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 March 2020
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Closing on 3 April 2020
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Job Description

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has risen at Save the Children International office based in London for a Donor Compliance Advisor (USAID) to join us within our Awards Management team. This will be on a 12 months Fixed term contract role and it is an exciting time to join the team as the organisation is going through a great period of growth and changes.

Award (Grant) Management is a key function across Save the Children International (SCI) and Save the Children Members, ensuring efficient use of funding and its co-ordination across our 55 country offices and 17 Save the Children Members.

This role will support the global Head of Award Management by leading on Save the Children’s PLGHA compliance management approach as the centre of expertise on the US Government requirement and its application across the wider funding portfolio. They will provide risk-based compliance expertise and technical support and ensure that key decision makers and stakeholders are aware about the PLGHA requirements and expectations and how they can embed them better in the work cycle throughout the opportunity identification, proposal (project design), and implementation. This role will influence and inspire best practice in PLGHA compliance management in over 55 country offices across the world. From an individual award through to organisational portfolio level, the role provides support to a range of stakeholders to assess donor compliance risk upstream, to identify any key policy and procedure gaps and escalate risks to the Head of Award Management and senior management.

In this role, the placeholder will responsible for four areas:

  • Providing expertise and advice
  • Compliance management and monitoring
  • Capacity building
  • Governance

In order to be successful and effective for this role, this person will:

  • Demonstrable expertise and experience in handling donor compliance requirements with strong regulatory frameworks, especially US Government
  • Experience in award (grant) management cycle, logical frameworks and MEAL concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide proactive, propositional advice, to offer technical options in complex operating environments and scenarios to a variety of stakeholders, to drive compliance whilst enabling programs and advocacy.
  • Experience in developing procedures, manuals, guidance and tools that are accessible and user-friendly.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to deliver results, both alone and through others.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training and varied capacity building approaches in complex donor compliance requirements
  • Ability to translate requirements into practical approaches and ways of working that integrate compliance at an operational level
  • Proven technical knowledge of key NGO functional services (financial management; supply chain and procurement; MEAL; new business development; program management; partnership management; audit; risk)
  • Ability to accurately evaluate and assess compliance risk, with experience of influencing systems, processes and ways of working at organisational level
  • Solid skills in Microsoft applications. Experience managing content on intranet type systems a plus.
  • Proven experience in handling US Government PLGHA or Mexico City Policy compliance requirements to drive adherence across programs and advocacy, including with partners is desirable but not essential

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, attractive company pension scheme and 30 days annual leave.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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